Researcher of the Week:
She is a Mathematics major, a MARC U*STAR Scholar and a Meyerhoff Scholar. In her spare time, Samantha is the Vice President of Programming of Delta Phi Epsilon international social sorority, Vice President of math council/honors society and treasurer of the women's club volleyball team. Her future plans includes pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics and then continue doing research either in academia or industry.
Her research examines the Dirichlet problem on an Ellipsoid with Polynomial Boundary Values. The Dirichlet problem is a fundamental problem that occurs all over science. It can be used to determine the gravitational force between celestial bodies, to model the distribution of heat and in the medical sciences to map a full image of the brain when only a partial image is provided. In this study, she aims to compute an explicit solution to the Dirichlet problem as well as make observations about the solution as the region changes.
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